Rhys Jenkins is an ultra-endurance athlete from Cardiff, South Wales, who, over the last 10 years, has raised over £100,000 for various charities. In 2019, Rhys became Wales' first-ever competitor in the notorious Badwater 135 ultramarathon, renowned for being the hardest footrace on the planet. In 2020, Rhys set a new fastest-know-time for the 870 mile Wales Coast Path, beating the previous record by just 2 hours 19 minutes.
New Wales Coast Path FKT in 2020 - 20d 10h 36m
First official Welsh Badwater 135 competitor 2019
Crossed notorious Badwater Basin, CA 5 times
2,000 mile run from Boston to Austin
Completed 24 marathons in 24 days
Ran across the width of Iceland
Rhys Jenkins is currently attempting to set a new fastest known time for running the length of Britain from John O'Groats to Land's End whilst summiting each of the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales to raise money for the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, to help them in the fight against child abuse.
The first film from Rokman tells the story of Rhys' brutal 870-mile Wales Coast Path record attempt and unpacks the concept of mental resilience, showing how it can be used to help us break through our limits and achieve the impossible.
The 32-year-old Rokman ambassador, completed the coastal route from Chester in North Wales to Chepstow in South Wales in an incredible time of 20days 10hrs 36mins, beating the previous record by 2hrs 19mins.
We talk to Badwater's first Welsh competitor and all-round top bloke, Rhys Jenkins about what lead him to compete in the toughest foot race on earth, how he fits his training in around his life and how even being robbed at the start line of a challenge won't stop him finishing.